In academic year 2017-18, I served as the Departmental Teaching Fellow and Writing Fellow for English through the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. In that capacity, I co-convened English 350: Teaching and Professionalization Colloquium and programming a variety of pedagogy seminars, workshops and consulutations with students.
Bok Center Activities and Presentations
Fall Teaching Conference, "Fundamentals for New Teaching Fellows," co-convener, Humanities and Qualitative Social Science Track (August 2017)
Departmental Teaching Fellow Activites
Junior Tutorial Pedagogy Workshop, "Using the Psychology of Learning to Organize Teaching; The Three M's (Metacognition, Motivation, Mindset)," presentation (August 2017)
Departmental Workshop, "Putting Your Teaching Philosophy into Practice: A Roundtable on Course Design," organizer and convener (April 2018)
Panelists: Nicholas Watson (chair), Andrew Warren, Beth Blum, Anna Wilson
This faculty roundtable looks beyond the question of discussion leading to consider strategies for implementing, reflecting on, and occasionally rethinking the principles of your teaching philosophy through course design. As a candidate on the job market and a new hire at another institution, graduate students will be asked to propose and mount a variety of new courses. The placement process is a unique opportunity to put your teaching philosophy into practice (methods, readings, assignments, activities, assessments, etc.) and then observe how it evolves when tested on the ground. We will hear presentations from faculty members at several different stages of their careers on the following topics:
- How did you pitch courses as a job candidate?
- How did you set up your first courses after being hired?
- How have your courses changed over the years and what do they look like now?
- What kinds of pedagogical lessons have you learned in the process?
Spring Teaching Workshop, "Peer Learning in Pedagogy," presentation (April 2018)